Predannack Wollas

The Lizard

Mullion's beaches are inevitably busy in summer, so if you're after a bit of solitude then you're best off hiking south along the coast path from Mullion Cove along this dramatic expanse of windy, wild clifftops. It's full of scenic drama, and good for spotting seabirds, and you're likely to have it pretty much to yourself.

For Poldark fans, it's also got an added bit of cachet – many of those stirring images of Ross galloping along the cliffs in season one were filmed here.

There is a small car park at Higher Predannack Wollas if you're not up to the full circular walk from Mullion.

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Nearby The Lizard attractions

1. Kynance Cove

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A mile north of Lizard Point, this National Trust–owned inlet is an absolute showstopper, studded with craggy offshore islands rising out of searingly…

2. Lizard Point

2.07 MILES

Trekking out to Lizard Point is a fine way to while away an hour or two. A trail leads here from the village, past the lighthouse to the point itself,…

3. Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

2.17 MILES

Rising above Lizard Point, the whitewashed lighthouse was built in 1751 and has protected ships from the treacherous rocks ever since. Although it's now…

4. Housel Bay

2.56 MILES

A minuscule scrap of sand and boulders edged by tall cliffs, this tiny cove makes for a pretty picture – and if you're a confident swimmer, the submerged…

5. Mullion Cove

2.72 MILES

Mullion's tiny fishing fleet operates out of this tiny harbour, a very Cornish cluster of boats, slipway and slate-topped cottages. There's precious…

6. Devil's Frying Pan

2.86 MILES

Up on the cliffs above Cadgwith, a collapsed blowhole plunges 60m straight down into the broiling sea. It gets its devilish name from the way it spits out…

7. Cadgwith

2.93 MILES

This titchy village is truly a postcard come to life. With its idyllic huddle of thatched houses and fisher’s cottages, set at the foot of a lung…

8. Polurrian Cove


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